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Enjoy Local as the Locals do!


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Jun 13, 2023


When you visit Decorum Furniture in the Ghent District of Norfolk you realize that you have arrived somewhere very special. Decorum is exceptional with its selection of furniture and home accents, but you expect that from the leading contemporary furniture store in the Southeastern region of Virginia. But you may not have expected to be greeted by an incredible staff that treats you as a friend and member of the family.  They make furniture shopping a fun and exciting experience with guidance that helps you select what is just right for you. No cookie cutters here! 

But if you need to pause and take a deep breath, the surrounding neighborhoods provide lots of options. If you work up an appetite you will need to choose from the best sushi at Volcano, or delectable gourmet Mexican Food at Jessy’s Bistro, where you can eat indoors in the newly redecorated restaurant, or outdoors in the Palace Shops Garden. Baker’s Crust specializes in locally sourced food. Amazing salad selection, freshly baked bread is brought in daily, and meat & poultry that has been raised responsibly. The restaurant is in a restored stable built around the turn of the last century as the safe home for the horses that were used for carriages for wealthy families in the adjacent Ghent Neighborhood. The brick and timber structure has been lovingly restored to preserve this unique history. 

As you walk around the neighborhood you discover local treasures. The shops here are locally owned and operated and very charming. Ladies fashion is curated in 3 separate boutiques and selections include fashion and styles to satisfy the age range from teenagers to spirited Senior Citizens. You will find these treasures at Serendip, NYFO Boutique, and Mercy O. For infants to pre-teens be sure to visit White Rabbit Kids

Lots of fun stuff for the guys as well, The Quality Men’s Store is amazing with fashion brands like Jack Victor, Coppley, and AG Jeans, just to mention a few favorites. The list is very long, so stop in and check out your favorite brand. The service and consultation are out of this world. If they don’t have your size they will order it for you and make sure it’s a perfect fit. While you are there, check out the sale section, lots of treasures are to be discovered. Men’s clothing should be luxurious and comfortable. It should be modern yet timeless, and that is what The Quality Shops delivers.

Keeping a sound body and mind is important to healthy living, so check out Orange Theory and the great classes they offer. Ask for a visitor’s pass to find out if this is a good fit for you. It will be because the staff is amazing and everything is designed to fit your needs. Some of us may prefer a more personal experience with one on one training, and Ghent Fit has trainers that will customize a fitness schedule for your needs and limitations. Strength building, working on flexibility, balance, or bodybuilding, are just part of the many options that are available. Guidance for diet and eating habits is another service available at Ghent Fit.

The surrounding neighborhood is safe and fun for walking and jogging and a chance to experience local as the locals do! Head through the Historic Ghent Neighborhood developed in the early nineteen hundreds. Stop and visit Christ of St Luke’s Church next to Stockley Gardens, the home of the bi-annual Art Show to benefit Hope House Foundation. 

Sculpture in the district of Ghent near Decorum Furniture

Mowbray Arch will take you past beautiful mansions and townhomes on to the Chrysler Museum, named after Walter P. Chrysler, whose family founded the Chrysler Motor Company. The museum has a very impressive collection of fine art and glass. The Glass Art Studia, housed in a separate building, features working artists and classes in glass blowing. Here you can take a class and bond with other art enthusiasts from the local communities.

For those of you that enjoy a date night with dinner and a movie, The Naro Theatre on Colley Avenue is the place for you. The Art Deco Theatre is an architectural gem and is worth seeing. And, of course, watch a movie while you are there. 

Ghent District Signboard in Norfolk near Decorum Furniture

The Ghent Neighborhood has so much to offer, below are convenient links to some of the information you should access for additional information.

The Palace Shops: https://www.palaceshopsghent.com/

Decorum Furniture: https://decorumfurniture.com/

The Ghent Business Association: https://ghentnorfolk.org/

Ghent Neighborhood: https://ghentnorfolk.org/

City of Norfolk: https://www.norfolk.gov/ 


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